FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Do You Look at in a Home Inspection?

Veritas Property Inspection Performs Home Inspections According to interNachi (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) Standards, Which Are the Most Comprehensive Set of Standards in the Property Inspection Industry. Please Refer to Our "Buyer Services" Section For a Detailed Look at the Scope of a Home Inspection.


How Long Does a Home Inspection Take?

Depending on the Size and Condition of the Property, a Standard Home Inspection can Typically be Completed in 2-4 Hours. 

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

Price Depends Primarily on the Type, (House, Condo, Mobile Home, etc) Size, and Whether the Client Chooses Add-On Services (Pool/Spa Inspection, Pool House Inspection, Detached Accessory Building Inspection, etc). We are Competitively Priced and Will  Price Match any Competitor Who Offers a Comparable Level of Service. We Include Thermal Imaging and Visual Mold Inspections in Our Standard Home Inspection, Whereas Many Competitors Charge Extra. Prices Begin at $295 For a House, $225 For a Condo.

Do I have to be Present at the Home Inspection?

You Always Have The Option of Attending The Home Inspection, But Are Not Required to do so. All Required Paperwork and Payment Can Be Arranged Via Email and Telephone. Many Home buyers Consider Attending the Home Inspection a Great Way to Learn About the Workings of Their New Home. Even if you Cannot Attend, You Are Always Welcome to Call or Email Your Inspector With Any Questions For as Long as You Own the Home. 

Do the Utilities Have to be On For the Home Inspection?

Yes, a Comprehensive Home Inspection Requires That All Utilities be Turned on and Working. Your Home's Components Will be Tested Under Normal "Everyday Use" Conditions. Here Are Additional Ways You Can Help Your Home Inspection go as Smoothly as Possible:


  • Make sure your pets won't hinder your home inspection. Ideally, they  should be removed from the premises or secured outside. Tell your agent  about any pets at home.

  • Replace burned-out light bulbs to avoid a "light is inoperable" report that may suggest an electrical problem.

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace dead batteries.

  • Clean or replace dirty HVAC air filters. They should fit securely.

  • Remove stored items, debris and wood from the foundation. These may be cited as "conducive conditions" for termites.

  • Remove items blocking access to HVAC equipment, electrical service panels, the water heater, attic and crawlspace.

  • Unlock any locked areas that your home inspector must access, such  as the attic door or hatch, the electrical service panel, the door to  the basement, and any exterior gates.

  • Trim tree limbs so that they're at least 10 feet away from the  roof.  Trim any shrubs that are too close to the house and can hides  pests or hold moisture against the exterior.

  • Repair or replace any broken or missing items, such as doorknobs,  locks or latches, windowpanes or screens, gutters or downspouts, or  chimney caps.
     

I See You Offer Mold Inspections and Testing, But What About Radon Gas?

According to The EPA, (Environmental Protection Agency) Our Service Areas are Not Considered High Radon Gas Areas (Higher Than 4 pCi/L). Because of This, We do Not Feel That Offering Radon Gas Testing Will Provide Value For Our Clients. If You Feel You Require Radon Gas Testing, Several Options Are Available. Free and/or Low Cost Radon Testing Kits are Available Online as Well as At Many Big Box Home Improvement Stores. Also, Radon Testing is Available Through Licensed and Certified Indoor Air Quality Professionals.